Male Face Lift

Excellence in Male Face Lift

Cost: $15,000-$20,000 Recovery: 7 days or longer Anesthesia: Local or General
Facial Characteristics: Determine what areas of the face are bothering you
Upper Face: Forehead to upper eyes Mid-Face: Lower eyes to lower cheek Lower Face:Below cheek to jawline Neck:: Chin to neck
Technique: subcutaneous with or without fat suspension, SMAS Incision Placement: around the ear, hairline, under the chin, etc. Correction: jowls, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, etc.
Outline of the surgical timeline including information at every stage of the healing process
See a large gallery of facelift before/after photos
Read what actual patients say about their facelift experience
How long is recoveryWhen can I go back to work What are the risks/complications

Male Facelift Overview


The Male Facelift is a cosmetic procedure that address the signs of facial aging in men.


Aged appearance in males resulting from sagging skin, wrinkles, and volume loss.

Common Complaints

  • Sagging skin
  • Wrinkles/folds
  • Volume loss/hallowed appearance
  • Lack of facial shape
  • Mouth turned down
  • Look tired or angry
  • Chin fat
  • Neck banding
  • Turkey neck

Facelift Before/After Examples

Surgery Information

Anesthesia: Local or general

Facility: In-office or accredited outpatient surgical facility

Recovery: Back to work 5-7 days, longer if your job is strenuous or requires physical activity

Cost: The price of a male facelift varies depending on what needs to be done, whether it is a mini facelift or full facelift, and whether a neck lift is needed at the same time or not, as well as the anesthesia used (local vs. general). Typically, the cost of a male facelift varies from $15,000 to $20,000. Many times patients add-on additional procedures such as: upper/lower eyelids, fat transfer, temple lift, neck lift, etc.

Cruise Plastic Surgery accepts the following forms of payment:

Dr. Joseph Cruise is one of the leading board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in men’s facelift procedures in the Newport Beach area. Each male facelift will be customized to the patient’s unique needs and preferences with the goal of a naturally rejuvenated look. You can browse the extensive gallery of men’s facelift before-and-after photos to view Dr. Cruise’s extensive experience with his male patients. A personalized facelift can make you look and feel as much as ten years younger.

Along with a men’s facelift procedure, Dr. Cruise has helped many men explore their cosmetic options for face, body, and chest procedures at Cruise Plastic Surgery.

The Look You Have

The interactive diagram below was created by Joseph T Cruise, MD to help you identify what you don't like about your face now. This provides both you and Joseph T Cruise, MD a clear visual of what is bothering you and will help him formulate a customized treatment plan to address your concerns.

Click the images below to select your concerns in each category. If you would like to submit the form for review, one of Joseph T Cruise, MD's patient care coordinators will review your selections and contact you to discuss further. You can also click TLIW in PDF format to print for your own use.

Common complaints of facial aging

  • Temple
    - Crow's feet
    - Brow sag
  • Cheeks
    - Loose/hanging skin
    - Loss of cheek fullness
    - Nasolabial folds
  • Jawline
    - Jowling
    - Loss of jawline definition
    - Droopy chin

Anatomy of the Face

Facial Aging Anatomy

It is important to understand the anatomy of the face and how it changes during the aging process. Joseph T Cruise, MD addresses the face in four quadrants. View each section below to see what procedures are available to treat the most common issues of facial aging.

  • Upper Face
  • Mid-face
  • Lower face
  • Neck
  • The Aging Face Explained

    In the past, it was thought that sagging skin could simply be pulled tight to rewind the clock. However, we now understand that aging is caused in the deep tissues of the face. When you are young, your skin has an abundance of collagen and elastin in the form of a supportive matrix that the skin lies on. As early as your 30s, collagen begins to break down, and your body becomes less efficient at replacing it. This lack of support (along with the effects of gravity) causes the skin to sag and fold on itself, creating wrinkles and folds.

    If only the skin is pulled tight with a male facelift, the underlying tissues will not be addressed, and the result can look superficial and will likely not be long-lasting. Therefore, the best male facelifts target  both the skin and the underlying tissues for ideal results that can last for many years to come.

    When facial fat descends out of the cheek and into the area around the lips it not only affects the fullness of a person’s face, but can make their eyes look hollow and gaunt, and create jowls at their jaw line. When this occurs, some patients are interested in how a neck lift can extend the youthful look and feel to all parts of their neck, addressing all the concerns caused by aging.


    Aging Face Visualization

    Youthful Face. Cheek fat is just below the eyes.

    Youthful Face


    Aging Face

    Aging Face

    Surgical Options

    Dr. Cruise will discuss your goals at length during your consultation. He will also consider the “Look You Have” and your “Look You Want” to develop the best surgical approach. There are several male facelift techniques that can be used to create your ideal results.

    Superior Face and Neck Lift Technique

    This male facelift technique is one of the most effective ways to restore a more youthful look. It works by restoring the facial fat pads to their natural position, reducing the appearance of hollows and folds. In some instances, Dr. Cruise may suggest adding fat into areas of the face where volume has been lost.

    This technique has a few major benefits:

    • It reduces nasolabial folds, or folds that run from the nose to the mouth
    • It fills in the area under the eyes, reducing fine lines and bags
    • It enhances the definition of the jawline, creating a more masculine look

    Surgical & Recovery Timeline

    Dr. Cruise and his team provide explicit pre and post-operative instructions to his patients so they understand what to expect during the entire surgical process. There are some things that are normal to experience after a male facelift and some things that are concerning – by providing detailed information, Dr. Cruise can help patients have some peace of mind and understand when they should talk with their team about any concerns.

    Facelift Before & After Photos

    Patient Testimonials 

    When considering facelift surgery it can be very helpful to hear from others who have already had it done. Real Self, the number one online resource for learning about elective cosmetic procedures, is a great resource. You can even talk to others to get answers to your questions, receive emotional support, as well as get tips and advice.



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